Stocks in News: Noble Corp plc (NYSE:NE), SouFun Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:SFUN), Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPH), DepoMed Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO), Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX)

Noble Corp. (NYSE:NE) on July 29, reported second-quarter earnings of $159 million. The London-based company said it had profit of 66 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share. Noble Corp plc (NYSE:NE) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 5.60% and weekly performance is -0.08%. On last trading day company shares ended up $12.38. Noble Corp plc (NYSE:NE) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -14.33%.

SouFun Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:SFUN), announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2015. Total Revenue increased by 25.4% year-on-year to $210.9 million. Revenue from e-commerce services increased by 119.7% year-on-year to $106.8 million. SouFun Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:SFUN) shares moved up 6.93% in last trading session and ended the day at $7.41. SFUN Gross Margin is 76.70% and its return on assets is 13.00%. SouFun Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:SFUN) quarterly performance is -6.79%.

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPH) announced that the Company will release results for its second quarter of 2015 ended June 30, 2015, after the market closes on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, and will hold a conference call to discuss its financial results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. On 06 August, Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPH) shares fell -4.76% and was closed at $15.40. AMPH EPS growth in last 5 year was 5.80%. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPH) year to date (YTD) performance is 32.64%.

DepoMed Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO) sent a letter to Horizon Pharma plc (HZNP), highlighting Horizon’s failure to make compelling buyout proposal for Depomed, despite Horizon’s stated willingness to increase price and include cash component. DepoMed Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 18.20% and weekly performance is -1.70%. On last trading day company shares ended up $30.01. DepoMed Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 16.43%.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX) reported second quarter net income to shareholders of $8.8 million or $0.05 per ADS, compared to $24.1 million or $0.14 per ADS, prior year. The company said the year-over-year decline was due to lower sales and gross margin, higher operating expenses, and a one-time investment gain of $8.5 million or 5.0 cents in the second quarter last year. Net income attributable to stockholders excluding share-based compensation and acquisition-related charges was $9.3 million or $0.05 per ADS, for the quarter. Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX) shares increased 0.90% in last trading session and ended the day at $6.76. HIMX Gross Margin is 24.70% and its return on assets is 7.90%. Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:HIMX) quarterly performance is 16.75%.

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